Police and Crime Commissioners are there to help keep people safe.
Our Police and Crime Commissioners come from all walks of life, with different backgrounds and different experiences.
The Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner is the link between our community and the police. As the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner, it is Anthony Stansfeld's job is to support victims of crime, help to set strategy for local policing, take difficult decisions and identify problems. It’s a big job, but can make a real difference to the lives of people in our area. That means working with police and communities – listening to their concerns and taking action to deal with them.
Our current Police and Crime Commissioner is Anthony Stansfeld.
He was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner on 16th November 2012. He was born in Newbury, and West Berks has been his home all his life. He has had a career in both the military and in industry. He spent 2 years as Chief of Staff Intelligence in the Far East. He was, for 8 years, a trustee of the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. He has an MSc and studied international terrorism and global security in depth at university.
Matthew Barber, the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, has been selected to stand as his replacement in 2020.